Forged Stamps of Hamburg

1859-1867. Coat of Arms. Zwei Schilling

Genuine vs. Forgeries

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3 lines at each end of the scroll

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Left-hand loop contain nine line and a dot

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‘we’ does not touch

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Top-left of ‘postmarks’ scroll is open

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One line at each end of the scroll

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Seven lines and sometimes a dot in the left-hand loop of the scroll

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Six lines and sometimes a dot in the right-hand loop of the scroll

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Top ‘B’ is broken

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Cross does not touch the scroll above

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Right star nearly touches the tower

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Long cross-stroke of ‘G’

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Top of ‘S’ does not touch the ornament

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Bottom of ‘RKE’ is very close together

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Right-hand loop of the scroll contains seven lines and a dot

Genuine Michel # 3. Imperforate

The forgeries lack one or more of the characteristics described above

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Genuine Michel # 13

Same genuine characteristics as imperforate

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Forgery

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Fournier forgery

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